Type 2 running a 5k and useing the couch to 5k plan..any tips?

i will be running a 5k in feb, the Huntington Beach Surf City USA 5K, and iam useing the c25k plan,
http://www.c25k.com/ , has anyone used this?..and any tips would be great!

I like the hal higdon plans they link there. get some good shoes and start out slow. good luck and have fun

I didn’t use this program, but I’ve always heard good things about it. I have miserable cardiovascular endurance, so it took me a lot longer (closer to eight months than eight weeks) to build up to a 5K. It took me a while to figure out how much intervals & sprints help. I think the Couch to 5K plan focuses on gradually building speed and endurance, but I personally couldn’t have gotten past the point of running one mile without adding in one or two speed sessions weekly. And definitely don’t skimp on the shoes. The right shoes make everything so much easier.

I haven’t had much luck finding info about blood sugar control for Type 2 runners. I think since you likely have ample glucose circulating in your system and since these exercise sessions will be short, you don’t have to worry about fueling up before or after your workouts, unless your bs gets low. Running for 30 minutes to an hour makes my numbers go down some, but not usually enough that I have to refuel with carbs. And of course we are told to not exercise when your bs is too high. If anyone has any more knowledge on this topic, please share!

Good luck!

in regards to exercising with high sugars:
300 mg/dL (16.7 mmol/L) or higher. Your blood sugar may be too high to exercise safely, putting you at risk of ketoacidosis. Postpone your workout until your blood sugar drops to a safe pre-exercise range.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-and-exercise/DA00105